Book chapter

Modulation of Host Defence Systems

PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Publication date2000

Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi extensively invade host root tissues. This raises the question of how host plants contend with them; they must exert some kind of control over fungal proliferation since it is confined to a specific root tissue, the parenchymal cortex. Defence processes, which are triggered as a general plant response to microbial invasion, are modulated during root-fungus interactions in arbuscular mycorrhizas. This chapter presents an up-dated review of data on plant defence elicitation in these symbiotic systems and discusses possible mechanisms whereby defence reactions are maintained at a low level, as well as their implication in the phenomenon of bioprotection by AM fungi against soil-borne pathogens.

  • Induced systemic resistance
  • Localized resistance
  • Pathogenesis-related proteins
  • Signaling
  • Recognition
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
DUMAS-GAUDOT, Eliane et al. Modulation of Host Defence Systems. In: Arbuscular Mycorrhizas: Physiology and Function. [s.l.] : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000. p. 173–200. doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-0776-3_9
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